Alright guys, here are the three pitchers I’m taking on StarStreet tonight. You can follow along with my lineup here. If you haven’t played yet, you get $100,000 salary cap to build a team and you are trying to score more points than your opponent. There are a lot of different strategies you can try, including loading up on all pitchers or going with say 10 shares of a superstar hitter and a few shares of scrubs. I’m going with the three starter approach tonight:
Gio Gonzalez ($34,843) – Gio is worth a look tonight as the fourth most expensive pitcher on the night. The lefty is coming off two straight wins and faces Pittsburgh at home. Gonzalez is averaging 15.7 fantasy points per start, which is 14th best in the majors this year. Pittsburgh has struggled hitting left-handers this year with a .625 OPS, which is fifth worst in baseball.
Clayton Richard ($20,967) – At practically minimum price ($20K is min for pitchers), Richard is worth a shot tonight against the Dodgers in Petco. While Richard has struggled this year with a 5.32 ERA in seven starts, he has actually been good at home. In three starts at Petco, Richard has a 2.21 ERA to go with 16 strikeouts in 20.1 innings. With Matt Kemp out of the lineup for LA, this could turn into another quality start for Richard. Richard put up 18 fantasy points in his first start of the season, which was at home against the Dodgers. A similar performance tonight, especially at this price point, could prove to be quite a bargain.
Chris Capuano ($26,324) – Richard’s counterpart tonight is another lefty in Capuano. With a 5-0 record and an average of 13.5 fantasy points per start, Capuano is an intriguing option. SD can’t hit lefties this year (or righties) and playing in Petco will only help tonight. Grab some shares of Capuano and you’ll already be halfway to a win tonight.
If you want to build your own team and play tonight, you can do so here.